on The Nick Tosches Reader by Nick Tosches

Essays of Our Time and Clime (on The Book of Twentieth-Century Essays, edited by Ian Hamilton and The Best American Essays of the Century, edited by Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Atwan)

Edward Butscher’s poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous literary journals and publications, including the Saturday Review of Literature, Newsday, and the American Book Review. In 1976 he published the first biography of Sylvia Plath, and in 1988 his biography Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale won the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award.

Citizens of Somewhere Else: Memoir and the Place of Place (on More Stories from My Father’s Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer; Cherry: A Memoir by Mary Karr; and False Papers: Essays on Exile and Memory by André Aciman)

Plausible Abodes (on What We Come in For by Richard Lundquist; Graveyard of the Atlantic by Alyson Hagy; Travel Advisory: Stories of Mexico by David Lida; Among Prisoners by Frank Manley; and The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks by Russell Banks)

Moor

Lola Haskins’s latest collection of poems, her fifteenth, is Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).

Old Haunts: The Fall of America and Its Fictions

Apple Fattening into Orchards

Fleurette Bleu

Jubilate

Keith Ratzlaff teaches poetry and literature at Central College in Pella, Iowa. His most recent books of poetry, Then, A Thousand Crows (2009) and Dubious Angels: Poems after Paul Klee (2005), are from Anhinga Press, as will be his next, Who’s Asking? His poems and reviews have appeared recently in the Cincinnati Review, Arts and Letters, Colorado Review, and the American Reader; his honors include the Theodore Roethke Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2009.